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  •  I've criticized Hillary and never been called (7+ / 0-)

    sexist for doing so - I've criticized Barack Obama and never been called racist :)

    I think it is patently clear that there is racism involved in the relentless attacks on the President, but that does not mean that all critiques come from those roots.  

    Nor does my antipathy for people like Akin or West have to do with their gender - since I put Bachmann in the same category.

    I think we have quite a ways to go before systemic racism and sexism are uprooted - but I won't ignore it.  I realize it gets tiresome, but I follow in the footsteps of Mrs Hamer.

    "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired"  - so I fight on.

    If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition" Bernice Johnson Reagon

    by Denise Oliver Velez on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 08:34:06 AM PST

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    •  right, but I can't help to mention that (2+ / 0-)

      YOU are special. :)

      ...but that does not mean that all critiques come from those roots....
      ... and I didn't imply that but often it is used as if they were.

      It's not only what is said, but who says it about whom. We can both say the same thing and the roots for saying the same thing will be interpreted as coming from very different origins.

      I am going sleep now to get healthy and rested, because I am sick and tired to be sick and tired ... Thanks for the comment.

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